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Kurt Andersen, Alec Baldwin to Write Satirical Book About President Trump
Mr. Andersen suggested the book would be an attempt to capture more of President Trump than just Mr. Baldwin's version of him. “I think we'll be channeling and amplifying the real Trump,” Mr. Andersen said. “Writing for a five- or 10-minute sketch is ...

These Iconic Women Artists Deserve A Special Place In The History Books
The book surveys women painters such as Artemisia Gentileschi, the Italian Baroque painter who gave Caravaggio's dramatic use of light her own twist, and Susan O'Malley, whose text-based messages are hopeful beacons to fellow San Francisco–based ...

Watertown's Library Moves Books For Major Project
The basement of Watertown's Flower Memorial Library, once filled with thousands of books, is now empty and awaiting the installation of a new heating and cooling system. Until then, all those books have been relocated. "We have, as a whole, moved about ...

Books: 'The gift that keeps on giving'
So, after brainstorming a community service project, the students learned of a classmate who did not have any books at home. That sparked an idea and inspired them to enlist the help of fellow first graders at West Elementary School in Spearfish to ...

8 Books You Need to Read This March
La Farge's absent hero, Charlie Willett, wrote a book about Lovecraft's supposed gay affair, was ostracized for it, and later drowned himself. But his therapist widow suspects he faked his death, just as Charlie believed Lovecraft's possible lover had ...

Obamas land $65M joint book deal; largest payment ever for presidential memoir
It sure does pay to be the president. Former President Barack Obama has inked a $65 million deal for his memoir, a joint agreement that also will include a book written by former first lady Michelle Obama. It is the highest amount ever paid for a ...

'Spy' Magazine Co-Founder Kurt Anderson and Alec Baldwin Are Publishing a Satirical Trump Book
Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump impersonation is, in my opinion (and the opinions really vary, as Flavorwire TV editor Lara Zarum's very different take on Baldwin's Trump demonstrates), so facially exaggerated and grotesque as to make it almost perfectly ...

New Must Have Books For The Fashion Obsessed
We are in the thick of fashion month right now with the fashion glitterati making their stop in Paris for the seasonal collections. Runway after runway come the clothes, the models, the flashing bulbs and the Instagram live feeds. Maria Grazia Chiuri ...

Walnut Creek: Amazon book store to include cafe
The Seattle-based retailer is including a cafe in the Amazon Books store it is planning to open at the high-end shopping center. According to conceptual renderings submitted to the city of Walnut Creek, the cafe will offer prime window seating for ...

No 'inflammatory' books allowed — we're a university, after all …
Before the event, though, the Institute had set up a book display on a table in the hallway and offered the books for sale. There were four books, including “Failing to Confront Islamic Totalitarianism: From George W. Bush to Barack Obama and Beyond ...

Thousands of books donated for NICU babies
SOUTH GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Project Cameron's story gives parents books to read to their babies while they're in the NICU. It was created by a local mom who's using her personal tragedy to help others. Sara Quartiers' son Cameron came into ...

Why the TSA Asks Passengers to Remove Books From Carry-ons
Travelers might be surprised to find that the Transportation Security Administration may ask you to remove books from carry-on bags when going through security screenings. This was the case with author Roxane Gay, who tweeted Wednesday that she was ...

Art Books
In 1983, the Socialist Review asked Donna Haraway to write a few pages about the tentative future of socialist feminism during the Reagan era. Two years later, she published “A Manifesto for Cyborgs: Science, Technology, and Socialist Feminism in the ...

The Obamas just signed a jumbo book deal. Here's why a publisher is betting big on them.
Penguin Random House announced late Tuesday that it had signed the former first couple to a joint book deal — and reportedly it's a huge one that has set off a whirlwind of gossip in the publishing industry. The Financial Times reported that the deal ...

Cloud Library Gives Maine Readers Electronic Access to E-Books
With everyone on the go, a lot of folks don't have time to go to the library. Clare Davitt of the Bangor Public Library says, “My biggest fear in life is to run out of a book and not have another one.” Laurie Carpenter of the Orono Public Library says ...

Free ticketing for Tucson Festival of Books select venues begins March 1
Reserve tickets through tucsonfestivalofbooks.org, the Tucson Festival of Books website. Click on “ticketed events” on the left side of the page. Friend of the Festival members may begin getting tickets at noon Wednesday, March 1. Ticket availability ...

Richard Holmes: By the Book
The author, most recently, of “This Long Pursuit” asks how far the modern song lyric has taken over from traditional rhyming lyric poetry, “even that one-off country masterpiece,” “Ode to Billie Joe.” What books are currently on your night stand? In my ...

Read an excerpt as Thrawn returns to 'Star Wars' book universe
While Zahn's original Thrawn Trilogy — which began with 1991's Heir to the Empire — took place after the Return of the Jedi film, the new book is set in the years leading up to the original 1977 Star Wars movie when the Empire is dealing with the ...

Just How Outrageous Is the Obamas' Alleged $65 Million Book Deal?
When the Financial Times published a report this week claiming that Barack and Michelle Obama had signed a two-book contract with Penguin Random House for $65 million, eyebrows across the publishing industry moved discreetly upwards. The exact ...

Bookstore helps local teachers get books needed for class
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Many teachers reach into their own pocket to help provide supplies for their classrooms. But, nearly a dozen local students have their own books to read thanks to a local bookstore. Imagine being a teacher and having to shell ...

Books: The power of a perfect opening line
It's just been a few weeks since I've taken over the books beat from my friend Mary Ann Gwinn. (Confidential to MAG: I found $1.80 in Canadian coins in your desk drawer, and I'm keeping it.) And in that short time, my childhood dream of living in a ...

Dear Diaries: Tina Brown publishing book of private journals
The British-born author and magazine editor has a deal with Henry Holt and Co. to publish the diaries she kept during her years running Vanity Fair, the publisher told The Associated Press. "The Vanity Fair Dairies" comes out in November. Brown was ...

Gold books biggest one-day loss of 2017
Gold futures on Thursday suffered their biggest one-day loss of the year, finishing at a more than two-week low, after the U.S. dollar touched its highest levels since January on the back of increased suggestions from Federal Reserve officials fora ...

This Trash Collector Has Collected 20000 Books On The Job For A Community Library
Jose Alberto Gutierrez, known as "Lord of the Books," has been pulling books from the trash in wealthy neighborhoods for over 20 years during his nighttime work shifts, and compiling them into a community library, called The Strength of Words. His ...

Books by the Pound: light reading costs less
Co-owner Cris Williams and his partner have been selling used books online and expanding their business for years. “We have more books than we know what to do with,” said Williams. “You can only put so many copies of the same title online. We thought ...

The depressingly huge impact the end of adult-coloring-book fad and Adele had on Barnes & Noble revenue
Barnes & Noble Inc. said there are quite a few reasons why the company's sales slipped, the fading adult coloring books trend, the election and the release of Adele's Grammy-winning album “25” among them. The bookseller BKS, -8.59% reported Thursday ...

Books roundup: Six literary events in New Orleans in March
March 9: Bill Ayers. The vintage radical comes to Octavia Books to promote his newest book, which is a manifesto for aspiring activists. For a quick preview of what he's thinking about these days, check out his chat with Gambit about protest in the ...

Amy Acker books leading role in Fox's Marvel mutant pilot
Amy Acker is going on the lam. The Person of Interest and Dollhouse actress has landed a leading role in Fox's untitled Marvel pilot about two ordinary parents who are forced to take their family underground after their children develop mutant powers ...

Arkansas Republican pushes bill to ban Howard Zinn books from public schools
The Arkansas Times reported Thursday that House Bill 1834 would ban all public schools and open enrollment charter schools from “including in its curriculum or course materials for a program of study books or any other material authored by or ...

10 New Books We Recommend This Week
This week, we've got a number of books on our list that are certain to get people talking. Cordelia Fine's latest, “Testosterone Rex,” addresses head on some of the sexism that poses as neuroscience. Barry Friedman's important new book, “Unwarranted,” ...

History for Kids: Our Favorite Children's Books
Established by the National Education Association in 1998 and celebrated every March 2 (honoring the birthday of Theodore “Dr. Seuss” Geisel), Read Across America Day is a reading motivation and awareness program with the goal of encouraging reading ...

This smart bus stop has charging plugs and books for sharing, but people ruin everything
Project Bus Stop's interactive wall displays weather information, local news headlines and bus arrival times. Commuters who missed the books that have been put on the book exchange can borrow e-books from the interactive wall, which links to the ...

Two self-published books – two uncommon perspectives
Here's a quick look at a pair of self-published paperback books that offer unique perspectives. One focuses on a woman's intense immersion into Japanese culture while the other offers a detailed retrospective of American farm life. Both are by ...

My 10 Favorite Books: Suzanne Vega
For his bookshop and website One Grand Books, the editor Aaron Hicklin asked people to name the 10 books they'd take with them if they were marooned on a desert island. The next in the series is the singer Suzanne Vega, whose seminal songs “Tom's ...

Dublin: Teens to publish 'Privileged, Not Perfect' book
Anika Gupta, 13, right, is in charge of overseeing the writer's pamphlets for a book project at Quarry Lane School in Dublin. The students in Dr. Jyothi Bathina's class are publishing a book of short stories titled “Privileged, Not Perfect.” (Laura A ...

Bill Introduced to Ban Howard Zinn Books from Public Schools
A lawmaker in Arkansas have introduced a bill that would ban books written by the late historian Howard Zinn from the state's public schools. State Rep. Kim Hendren's one-page bill would prohibit any public school district or charter school from its ...

What's That Smell? Rare Books and Artifacts From a 1906 Library
A project underway at the Morgan Library & Museum is taking scientific samples of smells from rare books, objects and Pierpont Morgan's own magisterial study, part of the 1906 library building. CreditGraham Haber/Morgan Library & Museum. Novelists have ...

The Scandalous Flap Books of 16th-Century Venice
While in Venice, you might purchase a flap book to help you remember the good times you had there. Above is one example of an illustration from Le vere imagini et descritioni delle piv nobilli citta del mondo—“the true images and descriptions of the ...

'The Shack' once sold millions of books. But the film doesn't fit the Trump era.
William Paul Young wrote “The Shack” as a Christmas gift to his children in a brief but productive flurry of creative inspiration. Paul was working several jobs at the time, struggling to make ends meet, and he hoped the book would give his kids an ...

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30
Great literature grows out of periods of change, and there are few transitions more more, well, transitional than the end of your twenties and the onset of the whole rest of your life. Whether it's Edith Wharton in The House of Mirth or Chimamanda ...

Best-Selling Books Week Ended Feb. 26
Hardcover Nonfiction TITLE AUTHOR / PUBLISHER THIS WEEK LAST WEEK The Legend of Zelda 1 New Nintendo/Dark Horse Books Hillbilly Elegy 2 2 J.D. Vance/Harper Killing the Rising Sun 3 3 Bill O'Reilly & Martin Dugard/Henry Holt & Company This ...

Art and poetry come together in author's fourth book: CNY books and authors
Canandaigua artist Jeremy Bach recently published a new book, his fourth after his poem collections, "The Dreams I Dream" and "The White Room," and "Kya: A daddy's diary," about his young daughter's fight against cancer. "Studio Days: The Little Yellow ...

Portland startup brings children's books to life
PORTLAND, Ore. -- It can be hard to keep kids away from the screen and focused on an old-fashioned book. That's why a Portland startup has developed an app that offers the best of both worlds. Morebots creator James Pritchett says he used his own three ...

Founder of Seedlings Braille Books for Children is helping blind children all over the globe
DETROIT (WXYZ) - Have you ever heard of Seedlings Braille Books for children. It's a small non-profit organization in Livonia which started in the basement of the founder and has now opened the world for blind children all over the globe. Riley ...

Eugene library foundation mails free books to preschoolers
(AP) - Eugene 2-year-old Wynn Wood receives a book in the mail every month and immediately instructs her parents to open the shrink-wrapped package. A local program that mails free books to Eugene children is helping the toddler become passionate ...

Weekend picks for book lovers - USA Today
What should you read this weekend? USA TODAY's picks for book lovers include a new novel about time travel, and a biography of George Washington's ...

Dear Diaries: Tina Brown publishing book of private journals ...
Dear Diaries: Tina Brown publishing book of private journals ...

Trade on the Streets, and Off the Books, Keeps Zimbabwe Afloat
Demonstrators running from the police in Harare, Zimbabwe, in November after protesting the introduction of a surrogate currency. Credit Jekesai Njikizana/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images. HARARE, Zimbabwe — Dusk falls and thousands of vendors ...

What do the books you are reading say about you?
I used to be one of those people who strictly only read one book at a time. It was my way of immersing myself in a particular book, of creating a specific frame of mind with which to inhabit the world I was reading. In fact, I used to find it ...

Fair brings world of books to Carroll for 20th year
Guests at Carroll Community College were able to celebrate two decades of literacy, imagination and fellowship at the 20th anniversary of the annual Penguin Random House Book Fair this weekend. The book fair has been a staple of the Carroll County ...


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